Wahlverhalten in Ost-West-Perspektive (Bundestagswahl 2013)

 
Wahlverhalten in Ost-West-Perspektive (Bundestagswahl 2013)

1. Einleitung und Fragestellung: Eine Nation – zwei (oder mehr?) Wahlregionen Die Bundestagswahl vom September 2013 fand fast ein Vierteljahrhundert nach der friedlichen Revolution statt und war bereits der siebte gesamtdeutsche Urnengang. Dennoch zeigen sich wie schon bei den bisherigen Bundestagswahlen markante Unterschiede im Wahlverhalten von Ost- und Westdeutschen. In der Forschungsliteratur wurde bereits Mitte […]

Psephology and Technology, or: The Rise and Rise of the Script-Kiddie

 
Psephology and Technology, or: The Rise and Rise of the Script-Kiddie

1    Introduction From its very beginnings, psephology has been at the forefront of methodology and has sometimes pushed its boundaries (see e.g. King, 1997 on ecological regression). Methods such as factor analysis or logistic regression, that were considered advanced in the 1990s, are now part of many MA and even BA programs. Driven by the […]

Political Interest Furthers Partisanship in England, Scotland, and Wales

 

1. Introduction In the field of public opinion and voting behaviour, few concepts have stimulated as many analyses and have aroused as much debate as that of party identification. The idea of a durable “identification” with a political party has been a staple in American electoral studies since the 1940s and is at the core […]